The Starting Point Inc. Needs Your Help!

“It is with much gratitude and love that we are asking for your help. We have begun a Go Fund Me campaign, and are trying to raise $50,000 to help stabilize Starting Point. We are working hard to hopefully, with God’s help and yours, buy the building that we are in, so we can have […]

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2019 Ten-Week Club Tickets now on sale!

Tickets for The Starting Point’s 2019 10-Week Club are now available for purchase! Each $25 ticket will give you ten chances to win a weekly money prize beginning Wednesday, June 24. Except for the final drawing, each winning ticket is returned to the jar to possibly win an even bigger payout later! Drawings are held […]

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Thought Of The Month: June 2019

“God’s Messengers” By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of June, the beginning of summer, a time to relax, sit back and reflect on our lives. As I look back on my own life, I am grateful to so many people who have touched my life and made a difference. It began back in the […]

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June 2019 is The Starting Point’s month at Frügal Thrift & Vintage!

During the month of June, Frügal Thrift & Vintage will donate 2% of their sales to The Starting Point. You can support The Starting Point—and help the planet—by: 1. Shopping at Frügal Thrift & Vintage during the month of June. 2. Donating your gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories to Frügal Thrift & Vintage. The […]

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Opioids and the Older Adult \ “Education is Prevention” : Help The Starting Point to Share This Free Community Offering

Friends, With regards to the current crisis of opiate addiction, we are battling some frightening statistics: Almost one-third of all Medicare patients — nearly 12 million people — were prescribed opioid painkillers by their physicians in 2015. That same year, 2.7 million Americans over age 50 abused painkillers, meaning they took them for reasons or […]

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Shop at Amazon this Fathers Day and Help Support The Starting Point!

Friends, Sunday June 16th is Fathers Day! Amazon.com supports not-for-profit organizations who register with them through “AmazonSmile.” You can now support Starting Point painlessly via a few mouse clicks. A small percentage of every qualified purchase you make on Amazon.com will come to The Starting Point. Shopping through “AmazonSmile” DOES NOT increase your purchase price, […]

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Thought Of The Month: May 2019

“Relationship with Self”          By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the very special month of May.  It’s a time to renew our relationships with nature and with each other.  This is the month when many of us experience spring fever.  It’s a time to shake off the cobwebs, get outside, and watch the flowers grow.  It’s also […]

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Thought Of The Month: April 2019

“No Pain, No Gain” By: Vince DiPasquale “April showers bring May flowers”; “No pain, no gain”; “Struggle is part of life”; “In each life a little rain must fall”; clichés that teach us the basic lesson of life. We have to work and invest in everything life offers that is worthwhile. We are asked each […]

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Thought Of The Month: March 2019

“The Grieving Process” By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of March, a time to experience the ebb and flow of life. When I look at the setting sun I realize how nature tries to teach us the rhythm of life. Each day the sun rises and sets. At times we don’t see it because […]

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Thought Of The Month: February 2019

“LET GO AND LET GOD…” By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of February, a time of preparation for spring. We all need time to be quiet and learn to wait with patience for the rebirth of new life. Nature is our greatest teacher. Our winter season reminds us to go within so that we […]

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Thought Of The Month: January 2019

“LOVE AND GENEROSITY” By: Vince DiPasquale It’s hard to believe that it’s a new year. It’s a time for renewal and a chance to rededicate ourselves to the main purpose of life, our spiritual journey of growth. We are taught by all the great teachers to continue to ask the ultimate question of life, “Who […]

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Beginning Thurs Jan 31th 7PM: New Life Recovery Weekly Meeting using the Life Recovery Bible …

The Life Recovery Bible is today’s #1-selling recovery Bible and is based on the 12-step recovery model. It was created by two of today’s leading recovery experts, David Stoop, Ph.D., and Stephen Arterburn, M.Ed., to lead readers to the source of true healing―God himself. Join with us in the journey of healing, growth and spiritual […]

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Thought Of The Month: Dec 2018

“Celebrating The Child” By: Vince DiPasquale   Welcome to the month of December, the month of the child.  Let’s take time to meditate this month on the simplicity of our inner child.  At the moment of our birth we were pure of spirit and connected to the Source of all life.  Things were not important, just […]

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Help Us to Help Others

Dear Friends and Family of The Starting Point, Each of you have a story and, like most stories, they have a starting point.  I didn’t realize I was abusing prescription drugs, but found heroin cheaper…  I had been drinking for 20 years when I met Vince…  How did I get here? When contemplating suicide for […]

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Thought Of The Month: Nov 2018

“Willingness, Humility & THANKSGIVING” By: Vince DiPasquale In case you missed this … Each morning begins a new day. Let us kneel before God, our creator and look at the earth and begin each day with a spirit of humility and gratitude, knowing that we are a part of God’s new day. As we enter […]

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